Marketing and advertising practices of Australia’s registered training organisations, 2013

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This review began in response to complaints of misleading marketing and advertising by RTOs and other bodies within the VET sector.

The review makes eight recommendations, involving both ASQA and VET sector stakeholders.

Standards for RTOs 2015

In 2015, revised Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 were implemented. Amongst other things, the Standards strengthened the requirements for RTOs to:

  • be accurate and specific when marketing their training. Specifically, Clause 4.1 requires information, whether disseminated directly by the RTO or on its behalf, is both accurate and factual, and accurately represents the services it provides and the training products on its scope of registration; and
  • implement an assessment system that ensures assessment is conducted in accordance with the Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (which have been included at Clause 1.8).
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